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A pearl

Absolutely a must go! The instruments presented here are among the most peculiar you will ever see... read more

Reviewed August 25, 2017
via mobile
Very unique museum with lot of stories

This is one of those rare gems that only a few know to appreciate well enough. It would be hard to... read more

Reviewed July 28, 2017
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24 Jul 2018
“Do not visit!!”
25 Aug 2017
“A pearl”
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Pelimanninkatu 8, Varkaus 78850, Finland
+358 10 2390380
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Reviewed July 24, 2018 via mobile

The first tour guide was excellent, but the second one went as far as insulting us straight to our faces. I guess that’s what you get when you’re a Russian living in America - it was like a double trigger for his racist persona. This...More

Date of experience: July 2018
3  Thank milaf52
Reviewed August 25, 2017 via mobile

Absolutely a must go! The instruments presented here are among the most peculiar you will ever see and the guided tour is very interesting. And then you have the owner, who's worth the visit by himself. Talk to him for a while and you will...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank alicen718
Reviewed July 28, 2017 via mobile

This is one of those rare gems that only a few know to appreciate well enough. It would be hard to encounter something similar elsewhere as the collection is so vast. Upstairs we had 2 young and a bit shy guys showing us around. They...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank emppal
Reviewed June 8, 2017 via mobile

Went to see this odd museum with our 7, 5, and 9 months old children. Was super fun and informative. The museum itself is in a lovely house fitting for a museum like this. The prices are not very cheap but with a museum card...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Veijo F
Reviewed May 17, 2017

Our visit was spoiled by a misogynistic, obnoxious older man who works as a guide of sorts. He cracked offensive "jokes" about men, women, politics and life in general. The exhibition itself was very interesting. When we told the guy politely to keep his thoughts...More

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank ilpsa
Reviewed December 31, 2016

50% of the tour was fun, very interesting and relaxed even for an introvert. The tour guide was really good at his job. Too bad the other guide wasn't. He really pushed his own political thoughts at everybody, made some very low class jokes that...More

Date of experience: July 2016
2  Thank Tapani T
Reviewed September 25, 2016

This is a unique mechanical music museum and was regarded by our Finnish friends as a must-see destination in Varkaus. The museum is located in a former three story aged people’s home and the only way to see the museum is through a guided tour...More

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank Boyd J
Reviewed August 5, 2016

This museum is a house of mecanical marvel. Collected are mechanical instrument from all over the world and different eras in history. The guiding is amusing and in parts very provocative. Something you should see and hear if you if you are traveling in the...More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank Claes G
Reviewed February 9, 2016

This "museum" is something unique in Scandinavia. To visit it it's an experience not just looking for the instrumens. It is a showtime.

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank KessuHD
Reviewed November 30, 2015

We had a similar experience to another recent visitor - the museum has a truly amazing collection of mechanical musical marvels (though it is also a bit run down), but our guide was unprofessional and out of line. Rather than talk about the marvels, our...More

Date of experience: October 2015
3  Thank naturetravellerl
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